Mathematical recreations and tours of cards; [manuscript]. - Colenda Digital Repository
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Mathematical recreations and tours of cards; [manuscript].

Mathematical recreations and tours of cards [manuscript].
Collection of works that includes a section on mathematical problems and riddles (f. 2r), a short work discussing the Hebrew alphabet (f. 8r-11v), and a translation of a letter written by a monk in Brussels to another member of his order, supposedly in England and dated 29 December 1768 which discusses cabala (f. 13r-35r). Also contains a catalogue of specimens of ores and minerals collected by Rainsford that is written upside down and starting from the opposite end of the manuscript (f. 188r).
Purchased with support from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
190 leaves : paper; 213 x 135 mm. bound to 220 x 148 mm. + 4 notes.
(OCoLC)ocn919285895; (OCoLC)919285895; (PU)6293580-penndb-Voyager
English, with a few words in Hebrew.
Formerly owned by Charles Rainsford (British army officer, fellow of the Royal Society, and alchemist); bequeathed by Rainsford to Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland.; Owned by the 2nd through 12th Dukes of Northumberland, ms. 608, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 1809-2014 (bookplate, inside upper cover; stamps throughout).; Sold at auction at Sotheby's (London), 15 July 2014, as part of Lot 411.
[England?, between 1764 and 1809]
Cabala -- Early works to 1800.; Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.; Mineralogy -- Early works to 1800.; Occultism -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Drawings.; Manuscripts, English; Early works to 1800.; Manuscripts, Hebrew; 18th century.; Manuscripts, European.
Personal Name:
Rainsford, Charles,; Northumberland, Hugh Percy,
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1694
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts